Ehsan Mani, Pakistan
Ehsan Mani had earlier served as the ICC President. (Image Courtesy: PCB)

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) refusing to grant ‘No Objection Certificates’ to its players is not a new story nowadays. PCB has come under fire of late owing to its inconsistent policy on providing NOCs for foreign T20 leagues. In the latest development, the board is now busy working on a new document which will let their players participate in only two leagues in a season.

Pakistani all-rounder Faheem Ashraf and pacer Usman Shinwari find themselves in turmoil after PCB denied issuing NOCs to them. It has been learnt that these two players expressed their interest to play in Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL). In fact, they had recently signed up for the upcoming season of the domestic league.

PCB, Ehsan Mani
Ehsan Mani (Credits: Getty)

PCB refuses to grant NOCs to Ashraf and Shinwari

The two players were expected to jet off to Australia next week. But little did they know that their national governing body would refuse their proposal. Ashraf, who was removed from the final World Cup squad in May has not donned the national jersey since then. It was when The Renegades sensed this as the right chance to sign him for their first 8 games, while Shinwari was roped in by the same franchise for the first 5 fixtures.

Sarfraz Ahmed, Eshan Mani
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Eshan Mani. Credits: Twitter

A PCB source in the know of developments added that Faheem Ashraf has now been asked to concentrate on playing domestic cricket, while Shinwari earned a national call-up for the upcoming home series against Sri Lanka. The Renegades understands that the Pakistani duo will no longer be part of the next season and so they have now made up their mind to replace them with English pacers namely Richard Gleeson and Harry Gurney.

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